Let's Go Back to Better, Not 'Normal'
Linda Harvey, Mission America
I share some nostalgia for “the way things were.” Churches and vacation Bible schools packed with families and children. Holiday parties where people don’t hesitate to hug each other. Birthdays at noisy, fun restaurants with friends and family. Plane trips where the main worry is making your connection.
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But is all America’s recent past worth recapturing? If we’re revising life-as-usual, maybe we have a chance to construct a “normal” that’s not just new, but vastly better.
Here’s my list of suggested changes:
1. Let the tender hearts of parents turn to children and stay there. As we gathered our little ones close during the shutdown, we witnessed how these innocent lives depend on caring adults. Going forward, can we keep each child’s unfolding future as a daily top priority? Will we stand up and shield them if needed? ....
2. Let’s leave abortion in the dustbin of tragic history. The good news about the COVID-19 scare is that many saw abortion for what it is—a “non-essential” procedure some states tried to limit or stop. Courts blocked those decisions in some cases but thankfully, not all. Yet the quarantine lowered abortion client volume and a number of clinics around the country closed (New York, for instance).
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Life has taken a different turn this spring, and here at Mission America, we are making some adjustments, hopefully temporary. We are continuing our radio commentaries and shows on the Columbus Salem station, WRFD, The Word Columbus. And you will still read regular columns from Linda Harvey.
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May God bless and protect you and yours in the coming months. Stay strong and keep the faith!